First European report of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica isolation from a domestic cat

Kittl, Sonja; Francey, Thierry; Brodard, Isabelle; Origgi, Francesco C.; Borel, Stéphanie; Ryser-Degiorgis, Marie-Pierre; Schweighauser, Ariane; Jores, Joerg (2020). First European report of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica isolation from a domestic cat. Veterinary research, 51(1), p. 109. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13567-020-00834-5

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Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica is a select agent causing life-threatening tularemia. It has been isolated from humans and animals, mainly lagomorphs and rodents, rarely other wild carnivore species. Increasing numbers of human tularemia cases have been reported during the last 5 years in Switzerland. Here we report the first isolation of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica from a domestic cat in Europe and compare its genome sequence with other Swiss isolates. The cat isolate shows a close phylogenetic relationship with a contemporary hare isolate from close geographic proximity, indicating a possible epidemiological link.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Kittl, Sonja Cornelia; Francey, Thierry; Brodard, Isabelle; Origgi, Francesco; Borel, Stéphanie; Ryser, Marie Pierre; Schweighauser, Ariane and Jores, Jörg

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1297-9716

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thierry Francey-Spicher

Date Deposited:

27 Jan 2021 15:19

Last Modified:

23 Feb 2021 16:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s13567-020-00834-5

PubMed ID:

32867856

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151424

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151424

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